Citrix Synergy 2016 wrapped up yesterday, and although the official mantra from Synergy was, “Yes!” the unofficial yet abundantly clear take-home message from the event was, “Citrix is back!” The energy felt throughout the conference by employees, partners, and customers resonated confidence in the strategy, vision, and early execution under Kirill Tatarinov’s new leadership.
Next week, Citrix holds its annual Synergy conference in Las Vegas, officially starting with the keynote on Tuesday morning. The key variable that will determine Synergy’s success is Kirill Tatarinov, appointed the company’s president and CEO in January.
Until this year, holistic monitoring of Citrix environments had traditionally fallen to third-party vendors such as eG Innovations, Lakeside, and ControlUp. When various Citrix monitoring tools were analyzed in mid-2014, these three vendors’ products were the primary tools reviewed, due to their strong market presence.
Last year marked the turning point at which mobile devices worldwide surpassed desktop devices. Depending on where you reside in the world, a smartphone or tablet may commonly be the only computing device a person owns, or it may be one of several devices. Within many enterprises, users are increasingly demanding the ability to access their virtualized resources from their own devices so that they can have the opportunity to work anytime and anywhere.
According to industry sources, it appears that Dell is discontinuing Wyse vWorkspace, its application and desktop virtualization solution. Although there have been no official announcements specific to vWorkspace, the sales and support teams are currently in a state of flux.